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Corruption is here to stay

The level of perceived corruption in Lesotho is unacceptably high. On the Transparency Corruption Index 2017, Lesotho ranks 74th. This is bad. And it’s made worse by the fact that

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Who is funding who?

Thesele Maseribane, the Basotho National Party (BNP), has had a very uncomfortable two weeks following intense media scrutiny over his “shadowy” links with a UK-based businessman. At the centre of

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A fish rots from the head

In the late 1950s to the 1960s a number of African countries were involved in a brutal fight for independence. This was a struggle to liberate themselves from European colonialism

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‘TRC are merchants of chaos’

MASERU – STORM Mountain Diamond (SMD), owners of Kao Mine, says its patience with Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) is wearing thin and might soon resort to the courts if the lobby

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Vendors chase dreams on the streets

MASERU – SITTING at a stall along 777 Road, street vendor ’Masofia Letoloane, sorts out soil for sale. The 69-year-old is one of the many vendors along the street with no

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The business of leather

MASERU – An electrical engineering graduate and a quantity surveyor have found a passion in an industry far removed from the stuff they spent years learning at college. Leather is their

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Fugitive police officer fires back

MASERU – A senior police officer who fled into exile and is now being blamed for shady deals involving tenders in the force has accused the Commissioner Holomo Molibeli of using

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Parly rallies behind civil servant

MASERU – PARLIAMENT has intervened on behalf of a senior civil servant who was fired after a physical fight with the former prime minister’s son, Rethabile Mosisili. Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee

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Captain Fonane gravely ill

MASERU – A SOLDIER charged for mutiny, Captain Boiketsiso Fonane, is gravely ill. On Monday, the Court Martial ordered the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to allow him to see a doctor

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Minister pleads with teachers not to down tools

MASERU – EDUCATION Minister Professor Ntoi Rapapa this week pleaded with teachers not to down tools telling them their grievances were being attended to. Schools are set to re-open today for